Illness perception and health-related quality of life among haemodialysis patients

Norhayati Ibrahim, Norella Kong Chiew-Tong, Asmawati Desa

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Abstract

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a common issue in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However not many studies focused on HRQoL and its impact on illness perception in Malaysia. The aim of this study was to determine whether illness perception was related to quality of life among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis (HD) treatment. A total of 183 HD patients completed the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) and Short Form -36 (SF-36) to measure the quality of life. Results showed that eight components of illness perception (timeline, cyclical (nature), consequences, treatment control, illness coherence, emotional response and causes) were significantly correlated with the Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS). Three predictors for PCS and five predictors for MCS were also found. Thus this study demonstrated that illness perception plays a significant role in HRQoL. In future health authorities and healthcare workers should prioritize research into illness perception for patient interventions to enhance HRQoL in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume19
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Chronic haemodialysis
  • End stage renal disease
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Illness perception

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Illness perception and health-related quality of life among haemodialysis patients. / Ibrahim, Norhayati; Chiew-Tong, Norella Kong; Desa, Asmawati.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 19, No. SPEC. ISSUE, 10.2011, p. 173-181.

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Ibrahim, Norhayati ; Chiew-Tong, Norella Kong ; Desa, Asmawati. / Illness perception and health-related quality of life among haemodialysis patients. In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. SPEC. ISSUE. pp. 173-181.
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